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May 9, 2017

The Milky Way from inside the cockpit of a Boeing 777

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The view from 12A on a red-eye is pretty boring but the view from the cockpit can be spectacular.

Most people won't ever access the cockpit during a flight, but Swiss International Air Lines pilot Sales Wick's "FlightLapse" video can give you the experience without the hassle of flight school.

Wick took photos of the Milky Way, city lights, and other planes whizzing by while piloting an August flight from Zurich, Switzerland, to São Paulo, Brazil, then stitched them together in this time-lapse video.

Cities including Palma de Mallorca, Algiers, and Dakar emerge as sprawling blobs of yellow light below the Boeing 777, while planes pass overhead against the dramatic blue glow of the Milky Way.

The view occasionally shifts when the plane adjusts course, and Wick's helpful notes show just how much pilots see from their lofty perches.

May 9, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

NES Controller Notebook

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Hey, if you didn't score an NES Classic Edition, here's the next best thing.

From the website:

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Old school meets school when pen meets paper inside the Nintendo Controller Notebook.

The 3D cover begs to be touched — just like the original NES controller — and you might even try to put in the contra code on the rubber buttons.

120 unlined sheets for you to doodle your own Mario map, sketch your favorite Let's Play gamer, or pretend to control your teacher with the D-pad on the front.

Even the back cover has the model number of the controller just like the original.

Inner cover is tiled with images of NES controller.

8.25" x 5.75" x 0.75"

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$24.99.

May 9, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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